The BATHE model

A model to assist patients who are emotionally distressed.

  • Background
  • Affect
  • Trouble
  • Handling
  • Empathy

Some examples of questions

  • Background
    What’s going on in your life right now?
  • Affect
    How is this affecting you? How do you feel about that?
  • Trouble
    What is troubling you most?
  • Handling
    How are you handling this?
  • Empathy
    I can understand that this must be difficult for you

Authentic or racket feelings?

 

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